faculty profile

Katie Anania
Visiting Faculty
History and Theory of Contemporary Art

Katie Anania is a historian of postwar American and European art and teaches courses at SFAI on contemporary art, intimacy, food cultures, and the history of sculpture. Her doctoral dissertation, which has earned awards from the Getty Research Institute, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, examines the confluence of new drawing strategies and expanding notions of interpersonal communication and disclosure in 1960s urban America. In addition to dissertation writing, she is at work on an edited volume of essays on transnational feminist pedagogy. Her criticism has appeared in Artweek, American Craft, Pasteegram, ...mightbegood, and Artforum.com.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Four Chambers (curator), Martina } { Johnston Gallery, Berkeley, CA, September 7–November 3, 2013
  • Wartime Revival of the Senses (curator), Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA, January 2–February 7, 2012
  • The Archways Project, SOFA Gallery, Austin, TX, May 16, 2010
Selected Publications: 
  • “Agnes Martin,” Women in American History: An Encyclopedia. New York: Facts on File, 2013.
  • “Chuck Close: Klaus,” in Carol Nathanson, ed., Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art. Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art, 2011.
  • “Playground, Mike Smith and Seth Price,” in James Elaine, ed., Atelier 2008 (Austin, TX: Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, 2008).
  • “‘A Happy Feel-Good Emotion’: Jack Hallberg’s Touching Abstraction.” Catalog Essay to accompany solo exhibition of Jack Hallberg, curated by Dave Hickey, December 7, 2006–January 23, 2007.
  • PhD candidate, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX